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East Bergholt - Birthplace of John Constable

John Constable drawing of the street East Bergholt

VILLAGE MATTERS (News & What's on)

January 2022



that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 2nd February, 2022 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 7th April, 2022.

Dated 13 January, 2022

Proper Officer:

Arthur Charvonia

Returning Officer

Endeavour House

8 Russell Road



Call for Sites for New Homes, Employment Sites and Recreational Spaces

For technical reasons, the Parish Council is extending the Call for Sites for new homes, employment sites and recreational spaces as part of the East Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan review.

Anyone who is interested in putting forward a site should fill in a form which is available on the East Bergholt Village Website. You can also obtain printed forms from the Parish Clerk’s office in the Gattinetts.

We are interested in hearing about land which might be suitable for new housing and other uses such as amenity and playing fields spaces, spaces for employment opportunities, land to build a residential care facility for elderly people or land to build affordable housing.

The Call for Sites will run to January 31 2022. Please download and complete the PDF form here.

A full assessment about the size and suitability of each site will be carried out before it is put forward for consideration by Babergh District Council and included in the revised Neighbourhood Plan.

The Call for Sites is necessary because our current plan has no specific site allocations and this means that if Babergh cannot prove a district-wide future five years of housing land supply then it would be up to Babergh or the Planning Inspectorate to decide for us how many houses we must build. Under national regulations there would be few limits on numbers. Allocating new sites within the Neighbourhood Plan would provide some protection in this situation and therefore we believe allocating a limited amount of land for new housing is in the best interests of the village.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Neighbourhood Plan review or have any questions please contact:

Clare Cathcart, Chair of the Neighbourhood Plan Group: 01206 299225

Valerie Ayton, Secretary of the Neighbourhood Plan Group: 01206 298692

East Bergholt Parish Council

Village Survey

The first Village Survey about the future of the village is now closed. Thank you to all who took part.

A second survey about traffic in the village will follow soon.

Suffolk County Council Highways - Reporting Problems

Two Parish Councillors recently visited the local Suffolk County Council Highways Service Delivery Centre. The Highways Officers advised our Councillors that the most effective way of reporting any Highways issues is via the County Council's online reporting tool. Any problem will then be picked up and allocated a reference number. The issue will be looked at by an appropriate member of the Highways Team, prioritised, the area will be inspected if considered necessary, and a solution to any required work will be allocated, if considered appropriate.

Link to Parish Councillors Registers of Interests

The Parish Register of Interests demonstrating openness, fairness and transparency of the Parish Council can be found at the following link: Babergh Members Register of Interests Any queries please contact Babergh/Mid Suffolk District Council by telephoning 01473 296376

For further information on any of the above contact the East Bergholt Parish Clerk.

Your Elected Representatives

Parliament Member James Cartlidge Email
County Councillor Georgia Hall Email
District Council John Hinton Email
Parish Council See List of Councillors Email

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